The Great Eye is ever watchful. Hey, Sauron, eat this!
These deviled eggs were supposed to look like the Great Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings. Can you tell which is which.
I know; it’s a hard boiled situation. Te he.
Evil Eye Deviled Eggs
makes 4 dozen
- 2 dozen eggs
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup honey mustard
- 1/4 cup spicy mustard
- 2 tsp of paprika
- 1-2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp horseradish
- Red food coloring
- yellow food coloring
- black food coloring
- cake decorating piping bag and with decorative tip
- black olives sliced into slivers
Place 24 eggs in a bowl of water and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for about 10 minutes and then turn burner off. Leave eggs in water until water has cooled a bit. Drain eggs and sit.
When the eggs are cool to the touch, peel shells of the eggs and discard. Cut eggs in half and remove yolks. Place yolks in an air tight container and refrigerate until needed. Place eggs in a large jar and fill with water until eggs are covered. Place 1 Tbs of red dye and 1 Tbs of yellow dye in water and stir until water is a nice orange color. Allow eggs to soak for 12-24 hours.
Remove orange egg whites halves from dye and set aside to dry. Using a hand or stand mixer, blend yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, horseradish and spices. Taste your mixture and season according to taste. Blend thoroughly to get rid of all the lumps. If the color of the yolks isn’t dark enough, add a few drops of red or yellow dye to the mixture to give it more of a bright yellow/orange color.
Now, we’re ready to start filling the egg whites. Put your egg halves on a platter. Put your yolk in a piping bag with the large star decorative tip. Put 1/4 tsp or so of black dye into a glass bowl or glass and dilute with a few drops of water. Practice pipping the egg yolk in one of the egg halves, try to make the edges of the star tip to look like lines in the eye. I say practice a few before you start working with the dye, because you can scoop up any that don’t work and it won’t matter, but once you start with the black dye, you can’t go back. Once your ready to do one for real, dip the tip of the decorative tip into the black dye ad then pipe the egg yolk into the egg white halves. The black should look like the lines in the iris of the eye. You can experiment using a bit of red in there too. It helps to spoon a small amount of dye around the edges of the yolk so the black spreads into the egg white. Experiment to see what works best.
Slice your black olives into slivers and place a sliver at the center of each egg to act as a pupil. Now eat up. Yum!